Turbine Announces Partnership with Warner Bros. for Fall Expansion; New Mines of Moria

July 31, 2008


Turbine Announces Distribution Partnership With Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment For The Lord Of The Rings Online: Mines Of Moria

North American Product Lineup
Unveiled

Turbine, Inc. announced today its
partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to distribute The Lord
of the Rings Online™: Mines of Moria™ at retail in North America. As part of the
announcement, Turbine unveiled its fall product lineup which includes two titles
that will be available at retail, The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
Complete Edition and The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Collector’s
Edition, as well as a digital only title for existing subscribers, The Lord of
the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Digital Expansion.

“We are excited to self publish The
Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria and to partner with Warner Bros. to
distribute the title at retail this fall,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO
of Turbine, Inc. “Mines of Moria introduces breakthrough content and features
including our Legendary Item system that will revolutionize the way players
advance and customize their unique heroes.”

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines
of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth™ to let players continue the
ultimate interactive adventure in the largest and most dangerous online
underground environment ever created. Players will be able to explore the
ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths,
face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and
more. In addition to the Legendary Item system, The Lord of the Rings Online:
Mines of Moria features groundbreaking dual height map technology that creates a
seamless, vast, and epic environment that brings Moria to life like never
before. The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria extends the challenge to
new heights with two new classes, ten additional levels and hundreds of new
quests.

“Turbine has an impressive track
record of creating and publishing high quality massively multiplayer online
games,” said John Quinn, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Warner
Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to working with Turbine and we
will leverage our experience in distributing successful premium titles with the
launch of The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria this fall.”

The Lord of the Rings Online:
Mines of Moria – Fall 2008 Product Lineup:

The Lord of the Rings Online:
Mines of Moria Complete Edition
will include the original The Lord of the
Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ game (Volume I), all content updates released
since launch, and The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (Volume II). The
Complete Edition will be available at retail stores nationwide and offers new
players who wish to journey through the most complete and authentic recreation
of Middle-earth the full, award-winning experience.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines
of Moria Collector’s Edition will feature the content of the Complete Edition as
well as compelling digital and physical items for collectors. Limited quantities
of the Collector’s Edition will be available at retail outlets in a unique
leather-bound book packaging and will include:

  •  3 exclusive tokens that can
    be exchanged for the player’s choice of 8 different in-game items

  •  22” x 22” premium quality
    cloth map of the Mines of Moria

  •  Special gold-plated ring
    complete with chain and pouch

  •  Mines of Moria poster

  •  The Lord of the Rings Online
    Art and Music Collection with the official Mines of Moria Soundtrack

  •  A full color Collector’s
    Edition Starter Guide

The Lord of the Rings Online:
Mines of Moria Digital Expansion
is a digital upgrade that will allow
existing subscribers to The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar to
continue the ultimate interactive adventure into the vast, terrifying and
unparalleled world beneath Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings Online is the
ultimate interactive adventure. This award-winning massively multiplayer online
role playing game delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and
filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved
fantasy of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria,
the most fearsome underground realm ever imagined, players will experience the
world of Middle-earth as never before. For more information on The Lord of the
Rings Online: Mines of Moria, please visit
www.lotro.com/moria